‘Suspicious packages’ at Tuscaloosa courthouse were Taco Bell, police say

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Two suspicious packages found on the steps of the federal courthouse Monday morning in Tuscaloosa were just orders from Taco Bell, police report.

Tuscaloosa police were called to the courthouse just after 8 a.m. Monday after employees reported two “suspicious packages” on the building’s front porch, according to a social media post by law enforcement. ‘order.

According to the police, a perimeter has been set up around the courthouse. The streets have been temporarily blocked off to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Upon investigation, the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Unit determined that the boxes were Taco Bell deliveries.

“Investigation revealed that the boxes contained what we identified as a packing slip containing a Taco and Burrito Cravings pack from Taco Bell,” TPD’s Facebook post said. “It had been customized to include an assortment of regular tacos and Doritos Locos, as well as four beefy five-layer burritos.”

Police said the roads were reopened around 8:20 a.m.

“The tacos and burritos were safely disposed of in the dumpster behind the TPD headquarters,” police said.


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